4 Child Celebrities Who Gave Their Hearts to the Lord
By Katherine Harrington, Contributing Writer & Tess Farrand, Associate Content Editor
Many child celebrities profess the name of Christ, but as they grow up slowly back away from the faith.
With this is mind, we want to draw your attention to four child celebrities who continue to honor the Lord even into adulthood.
Please note: This article is not compressive look into all adult celebrities who profess the name of Jesus as Lord.
- Kirk Cameron (pictured above)
Cameron didn’t always love Lord. It wasn’t until his teenage years when he was on the popular sitcom GROWING PAINS when he came to grips with the need for a Savior.
Once he heard the Gospel, Cameron’s life radically changed.
He explained to CBN:
My heart had been changed. It had been softened, and it had been opened to the reality that God existed. I didn’t know everything. As I began reading His Word and understanding, I saw my need for his forgiveness, and it was a willingness to obey Him and to live my life in a way that pleased Him, that then began to characterize who I was.
Cameron and his wife spearhead a national ministry tour called Living Room Reset where they encourages and equips parents with tools to love their families well, using biblical principles as the foundation.
- Justin Bieber
Bieber rose to fame after his YouTube singing videos went viral in the mid 2000s. Bieber’s faith has faced multiple challenges. The singer openly professed Christ early in his career, but he fell to the temptations Hollywood presents. In recent years, however, he appears to have recommitted his life to the Lord again.
Bieber frequently posts about his faith on his social media.
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Don’t stop fighting the battle has already won.. fight for what you love and who you love don’t let fear and anxiety win..god has not given us a spirit of fear but of power love and of a sound mind! I havent believed the truth about myself I haven’t believed I am loved I haven’t believed I am forgiven it’s a hard thing for me to wrap my head around. I hang my head in shame and I wallow in sadnes about the the people who have betrayed me. Jesus has given me freedom and the persuit of getting to know his character is never ending. Gods character never changes he is the same yesterday now and forever. He is always good!. I won’t be afraid to be vulnerable before him.. his power is made strong in our weakness. God isn’t afraid of your pain and your brokenness he actually welcomes it. Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest! these are words from Jesus! There is hope and it’s in him.!! He loves and cares for you! For god so loved the world that he gave his only son so that whoever believes him wont die but have eternal life! You are that whoever and he accepts you as you are!! He loves and forgives you and welcomes you into his arms every time you mess He is a perfect and loving god who adores you!
He recently married Hailey Baldwin, who is also a Christian, and Bieber publicly declared that he wants Jesus to guide their love story and commitment to one another.
- David Henrie
Disney Channel’s WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE star went on to act in feature-length movies like LITTLE BOY, which released in 2014. Henrie says he experienced an authenticity with the Lord that changed his life.
Movieguide® previously reported his story.
“[The filmmakers] were instrumental in changing my life, helping me to find the greater good and awaken the little boy in my heart, and led me back to my faith, led me back to my beliefs, and it has completely changed my life,” Henrie said.
The environment on set cultivated something profound for Henrie.
“When we were on set, there were people of all different beliefs,” Henrie explained. “I had no clue that there were Christians behind the movie. I will forever be grateful for LITTLE BOY because it was the film that saved my life.”
Henrie never forgets to thank the Lord for his loving wife Maria. The couple welcomed their first child, Pia.
- Alexa PenaVega
SPY KIDS and SLEEPOVER helped this child star come the forefront in Hollywood. Now a major Hallmark star and brand ambassador for Young Living Essential Oils, PenaVega’s story to faith in Christ deserves some celebration.
Movieguide® previously reported the following about PenaVega’s encounter with the Lord:
“I was raised in a home that had Christian values, but we never really went to church. The Christian values were taught, and I think that’s why I ended up going to it later on in my life, but we never went to church. So, when I was sixteen, I started thinking, ‘You know what? I want to start going to church. I want to seek this out more.’” She continued discussed her persistence purist of God, “so I would drive myself to church and to Bible study, but it wasn’t something I was completely committed to. I knew I loved Jesus, and I knew I had faith, but I didn’t truly understand. It was very surface. And, I hadn’t really had the chance to dive in and go, ‘Okay, what is this all really about?’”
PenaVega’s husband, Carlos, also loves the Lord and acts alongside his wife on Hallmark. They pair are proud parents of two young boys.
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